Trans-Siberian Orchestra back for holiday concert

A prog-rockin’ Christmas concept album, full of raging symphonic licks, bombastic singing, lasers and … fire!

“If you look at it on paper, it’s kind of loopy. But it has worked,” Trans-Siberian Orchestra maestro Paul O’Neill once told the Review-Journal. And work it does still, as a Las Vegas holiday tradition tradition since 2000.

“The Lost Christmas Eve” is the centerpiece of this year’s concert, the third in a Christmas trilogy and the one about how Christmas “opens doors to correct wrongs,” as O’Neill explained.

However, it would be a year without Santa if the tour didn’t include such Trans-Siberian favorites as “Christmas Eve/Sarajenvo 12/24.”

“I’ve always been fascinated by Christmas,” O’Neill said a few years ago. “I’ve always been fascinated by the power of this day that operates on the most intimate personal levels — the way people treat their neighbors, their family members, complete strangers — but also operates on the level of how nation-states treat each other. To me, that was such a fascinating thing I didn’t think I could capture it in just one rock opera.”

Contact reporter Mike Weatherford at mweatherford@reviewjournal.com or 702-383-0288.


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